Crook Hall and Gardens is a medieval manor house built in the 13th century and is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham City. The Medieval Hall merges into a Jacobean and then a Georgian house and this reflects its development over the centuries.
The house is surrounded by 6 acres of romantic gardens laid out in a series of rooms such as the Shakespeare Garden, the Cathedral Garden and the Secret Walled Garden. Described in the Sunday Telegraph as ‘stunning’, Crook Hall is just a short walk away from Durham City’s bustling market place.
Visitors are invited to try out the maze, hunt down the ghosts, experience the peace and tranquillity of the walled gardens or simply relax and enjoy a homemade cream tea in the pretty little courtyard café.
Guests from all over the world come to share in the timeless magic of Crook Hall and leave inspired by these idyllic English gardens. A fact that possibly led William Wordsworth and John Ruskin to visit the gardens for quiet contemplation!
The Hall has wonderful views of Durham Cathedral and has been described in Country Life as having ‘history, romance and beauty’.
For Exclusive use of the Hall and Gardens
Minimum hire time 3 hours £300 per hour
This is available on Sunday Wednesday 6pm until 11pm
Thursday (All day)
Friday & Saturday (All day)
Event prices are only relevant under 6 weeks before the event as we reserve dates for weddings. Please see wedding prices.
Exclusive use of our Georgian Meeting Room (seats 18)
Sunday – Thursday 8am-6pm Entrance fee per person
Exclusive use of our Georgian Drawing Room (seats 40)
Sunday-Wednesday 9-5pm £120 per hour
WE HAVE OFF ROAD PARKING AT THE ENTRANCE TO OUR HALL & GARDENS WHICH IS FREE OF CHARGE FOR VISITING GROUPS.